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Greater London Tall Building Kitchen Fire Sprinkler Activation

26 April 2023

  • Fire Rescue Service; London Fire Brigade (LFB)
  • Incident; Kitchen fire
  • Date of incident; 26 April 2023
  • Time of call; 20:23
  • Where, Newham, London
  • Use of premises; Purpose built residential block of flats, 10 or more storeys.

LFB have reported the above-mentioned fire involving an electrical appliance within the kitchen extinguished by the activation of the premises sprinkler system, no further firefighting was required. Fire spread was limited to item 1st ignited with total damage reported to be 50-100sqm.

This incident demonstrates that a correctly designed and installed sprinkler system can detect, raise the alarm and control or in this case extinguish a fire at an early stage of development and activate an alarm.

  1. Protecting firefighters
  2. Protecting, reducing risk to life
  3. Protecting property

Adding  further evidence to the findings of the BAFSA publication focusing on incidents in Greater London where fire sprinklers have helped protect our communities from fire. Fire Sprinklers: Greater London Review, provides powerful evidence of the role sprinklers play, as part of an appropriate package of fire safety measures, in reducing the impact of fire on people property and the environment.

The review is broken down into three key areas: a look at fire trends in Greater London for the period 2018-2021 with reference to the fire datasets captured by the IRS, an overview of fire data-sets for the same period where sprinklers were recorded as being present in three key property types – and finally a collection of AFSS sprinkler save case studies that were reported to the Sprinkler Saves website.

Copies of the review can be downloaded here 


26 April 2023